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Stuart Dalgleish 31st Dec 2015 - 11:38

Premier League Opta Facts - 2-3 January

West Ham v Liverpool

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

West Ham United wins

Draws

Liverpool wins

West Ham United goals

Liverpool goals

Overall: 39

8

8

23

34

67

At home: 19

7

3

9

26

28

Average Goals scored per Game

2.59

 

  • West Ham have won as many Premier League games against Liverpool in their last three meetings (2) as they did in their previous 22 combined.
  • Both teams have scored in each of the last five Premier League matches between the two at the Boleyn Ground (21 in total).
  • West Ham are now unbeaten in seven Premier League home games (W3 D4) and have not lost at the Boleyn Ground since August 22nd versus Bournemouth.
  • Six of West Ham's last eight Premier League games have ended in a draw (W1 D6 L1).
  • Andy Carroll could make his 150th Premier League appearance in this game - 44 of his Premier League appearances came for Liverpool, where he netted just six goals.
  • After netting in the Hammers' last game versus Southampton, Carroll will be looking to score in consecutive Premier League appearances for the first time since January 2015.
  • Diafra Sakho has scored in both of his Premier League appearances against Liverpool.
  • Liverpool mustered just one shot on target in their 0-3 defeat to the Hammers at Anfield earlier this season.
  • Liverpool have won five matches 1-0 so far this season in the Premier League, a total only West Bromwich Albion can match.
  • West Ham have conceded the lowest percentage of second half goals in the top flight this season (39%).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

West Ham United

Liverpool

Last five games

WDDDD

WWLDL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Slaven Bilic

19

7

8

4

28

23

5

29

1.53

Jürgen Klopp

11

5

3

3

14

12

2

18

1.64

 

Arsenal v Newcastle

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Arsenal wins

Draws

Newcastle United wins

Arsenal goals

Newcastle United goals

Overall: 43

24

10

9

71

38

At home: 21

15

2

4

48

18

Average Goals scored per Game

2.53

 

 

  • In the last 14 Premier League meetings Arsenal have won 11. In the other three games Arsenal have had a player sent off and lost one and drew two.
  • There have been 18 goals scored in the last three Premier League meetings between these two sides at the Emirates Stadium.
  • Olivier Giroud has scored eight goals in seven Premier League games against the Magpies.
  • Giroud has managed five headers on target against Newcastle in the Premier League and scored with all of them.
  • Arsenal have now won eight successive Premier League games against Newcastle United.
  • Arsene Wenger has won 10 of his 11 meetings with Steve McClaren in the Premier League (L1).
  • Newcastle United didn't manage a single shot on target and just one attempt overall when they played Arsenal at St James Park earlier this season.
  • Arsenal head in to 2016 having won the most points (81) and matches (25) in the Premier League in 2015.
  • The Gunners have dropped just two points in their last seven Premier League home games, winning 19 of a possible 21 points there in this period.
  • Newcastle United have scored just six goals in their last 15 Premier League away trips.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Arsenal

Newcastle United

Last five games

WLWWW

LLDWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Arsène Wenger

733

426

179

128

1378

694

684

1457

1.99

Steve McClaren

209

68

55

86

247

281

-34

259

1.24

 

Leicester v Bournemouth

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Leicester City wins

Draws

Bournemouth wins

Leicester City goals

Bournemouth goals

Overall: 1

0

1

0

1

1

At home: 0

0

0

0

0

0

Average Goals scored per Game

2.00

 

 

  • The Foxes are unbeaten in the last five games against Bournemouth (W4 D1).
  • Bournemouth have scored exactly one goal in all four of their away matches against Leicester City.
  • Jamie Vardy scored the first of his goals in his record-breaking scoring run of 11 consecutive Premier League games in the reverse fixture against Bournemouth back in August.
  • Bournemouth have kept just one clean sheet in their 10 Premier League away games so far in 2015-16; this coming in a 1-0 win at Chelsea.
  • Despite not appearing in the Premier League since September 26th, Callum Wilson is still Bournemouth's top goalscorer with five goals; two more than any other player at the club.
  • After scoring in 18 successive Premier League matches, Leicester City have now failed to score in two consecutive games in the competition.
  • The Foxes have only conceded eight goals in their last 10 Premier League matches.
  • Riyad Mahrez (13 goals, seven assist) has been involved in more goals than any other Premier League player so far in 2015-16 (20).
  • Bournemouth have outrun their opponents in all 19 of their Premier League games so far in 2015-16.
  • Leicester City have won a league-high seven penalties in the Premier League so far in 2015-16.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Leicester City

Bournemouth

Last five games

DLWWW

LDWWW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Claudio Ranieri

165

87

43

35

299

167

132

304

1.84

Eddie Howe

19

5

5

9

22

34

-12

20

1.05

 

Man Utd v Swansea

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Manchester United wins

Draws

Swansea City wins

Manchester United goals

Swansea City goals

Overall: 9

5

1

3

15

9

At home: 4

3

0

1

7

3

Average Goals scored per Game

2.67

 

  • Manchester United have won three of their last four Premier League home games against Swansea, though they did lose the most recent clash.
  • Bafetimbi Gomis has scored the winning goal in each of the last two Premier League games against Manchester United.
  • Manchester United have found the back of the net in all 12 of their home league encounters with the Swansea (25 in total), winning nine (D2 L1).
  • In the last six meetings (all comps) between these two teams at Old Trafford, the winning side has scored two goals.
  • Wayne Rooney has been directly involved in three goals in his last four Premier League games against Swansea (one goal, two assists).
  • Swansea have won four of the last five meetings with Man Utd in all competitions, all by a 2-1 scoreline, including two of their last three visits to Old Trafford.
  • Swansea have won just one of their last 10 Premier League away games, losing six of these (D3).
  • Manchester United have now gone eight games without victory in all competitions, their worst run since January 1990 (also eight games). The last time that they went nine competitive games in a row without a win was in November 1988.
  • Five of Manchester United's last eight games at Old Trafford in all competitions have ended goalless.
  • Manchester United's last two Premier League defeats from leading positions have both come against Swansea City (1-2 in Feb 2015 and 1-2 in Aug 2015).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Manchester United

Swansea City

Last five games

DLLLD

DWDLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Louis van Gaal

57

28

16

13

84

53

31

100

1.75

Alan Curtis (Caretaker)

4

1

2

1

2

2

0

5

1.25

 

Norwich v Southampton

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Norwich City wins

Draws

Southampton wins

Norwich City goals

Southampton goals

Overall: 13

4

4

5

18

24

At home: 6

3

2

1

10

8

Average Goals scored per Game

3.23

 

  • Norwich have won just one of the last 10 meetings against Southampton in all competitions (W1 D5 L4).
  • Shane Long has scored six goals in his last nine league appearances against Norwich City.
  • Norwich have picked up as many wins in their last three Premier League games (W2 D0 L1) as they had in their previous 14 matches in the competition (W2 D5 L7).
  • The Canaries have conceded just three goals in their last five Premier League games at Carrow Road, but have only found the net five times themselves in these games.
  • Southampton have lost five of their last seven Premier League games (W1 D1 L5).
  • Away from home, Southampton have picked up just two victories in their last 16 in the Premier League (W2 D5 L9) and scored just 12 goals in these matches.
  • Wes Hoolahan has now provided more assists for Norwich City than any other player in Premier League history (17).
  • Norwich City have kept just two clean sheets this season; a joint league low with Aston Villa; although the Canaries kept one in their last match (2-0 v Aston Villa).
  • Declan Rudd has conceded just seven goals in the five Premier League games he's played this season (1.4 per game) and has saved 72% of shots. In comparison, John Ruddy conceded 25 goals in 14 games (1.79 per game) and saved 60% of shots.
  • Southampton have attempted the most headed shots (54) and have fired in the most open play crosses (365) in the Premier League this season.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Norwich City

Southampton

Last five games

WLWDL

LWLLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alex Neil

19

5

5

9

22

32

-10

20

1.05

Ronald Koeman

57

24

12

21

80

56

24

84

1.47

 

Sunderland v Aston Villa

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Sunderland wins

Draws

Aston Villa wins

Sunderland goals

Aston Villa goals

Overall: 29

6

12

11

21

35

At home: 14

4

4

6

12

19

Average Goals scored per Game

1.93

 

  • The Black Cats have failed to score in six of the last eight Premier League games against Aston Villa.
  • Aston Villa have lost none of the last nine Barclays Premier League meetings with Sunderland (W4 D5).
  • The Villans have won the last three encounters at the Stadium of Light without conceding a goal.
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor has scored five goals in his last five Premier League appearances against Sunderland and four in the last three at the Stadium of Light.
  • Aston Villa won just 25 points in 38 Premier League games in 2015; less than Watford (29 points) won in half the number of games (19).
  • After winning three points in their opening day away win at Bournemouth, Aston Villa have picked up just two in their nine Premier League away games since (W0 D2 L7).
  • Only Sunderland (six in 05-06) and Derby (seven in 07-08) have had fewer points after 19 games of a Premier League season than Aston Villa this season (8).
  • Aston Villa are without a win in 18 matches (D5 L13); extending their longest ever winless run in their league history.
  • Villa have now gone nine games without a Premier League clean sheet away from home and have kept just one clean sheet in their last 18 Premier League games overall.
  • Aston Villa have the lowest shot conversion rate in the Premier League so far this season (9.8%).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Sunderland

Aston Villa

Last five games

LLLLL

LDDLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Sam Allardyce

448

151

120

177

528

613

-85

573

1.28

Rémi Garde

8

0

4

4

5

14

-9

4

0.50

 

West Brom v Stoke

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

West Bromwich Albion wins

Draws

Stoke City wins

West Bromwich Albion goals

Stoke City goals

Overall: 13

3

3

7

6

14

At home: 6

1

0

5

2

9

Average Goals scored per Game

1.54

 

  • Tony Pulis has only ever been on the losing side once in this fixture. His record as Stoke City boss was W5 D2 L1 and as West Brom manager W2 D0 L0.
  • Stoke City won seven and lost just one of the 11 Barclays Premier League meetings with West Brom before Pulis took over the Baggies.
  • Mame Biram Diouf has scored three goals in four Premier League appearances against West Brom.
  • There have been just 20 goals in the 13 Premier League games between Stoke and West Brom and just eight in the last seven encounters.
  • Mark Hughes has a significantly better win ratio in the Premier League as Stoke City manager (37.9%) than Tony Pulis managed with the Potters (29.5%).
  • Under Tony Pulis in the Premier League, Stoke averaged 186 successful passes per game and a passing accuracy of 66%. Mark Hughes' Stoke tenure has seen the Potters average 316 successful passes per game and complete 78% of passes.
  • Marko Arnautovic has scored seven Premier League goals in 18 appearances this season - two more goals than he managed in his previous two seasons at the club combined (five goals in 59 apps).
  • Arnautovic has now had a hand in five goals in his last five Premier League appearances for Stoke (four goals, one assist).
  • West Brom have scored a league-high nine headed goals in the Premier League so far in 2015-16.
  • Stoke are the only side yet to score a Premier League goal from a corner situation this season.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

West Bromwich Albion

Stoke City

Last five games

WLLDD

WWLDW

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Tony Pulis

253

80

72

101

251

322

-71

312

1.23

Mark Hughes

365

133

99

133

467

466

1

498

1.36

 

Watford v Man City

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Watford wins

Draws

Manchester City wins

Watford goals

Manchester City goals

Overall: 3

0

2

1

1

3

At home: 1

0

1

0

1

1

Average Goals scored per Game

1.33

 

  • Watford and Manchester City have met 13 times in the league with both sides racking up five victories.
  • Manchester City are unbeaten against the Hornets in the last eight encounters in all competitions (W6 D2).
  • Odion Ighalo became the first Watford player to score in six successive top-flight league games when he netted in their last match versus Spurs.
  • If he were to score in this game, Ighalo would equal the all-time club record of scoring in seven successive games, held by Frank McPherson in 1928/29.
  • Ighalo ended 2015 as the top scoring player in the calendar year within the top four tiers of English football (30 goals).
  • Pablo Zabaleta could make his 200th Premier League appearance in this match and would become the third Argentine to reach this landmark after Carlos Tevez and Fabricio Coloccini.
  • Watford didn't manage a single shot on target when they played Man City at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season.
  • Sergio Aguero has only failed to score against five of the 28 different Premier League teams that he has faced in the competition - Watford (one appearance) are one of these sides.
  • Manchester City are winless in their last six Premier League away games (W0 D3 L3) - their longest run without an away win since April 2011 (also six games).
  • Man City last went seven successive Premier League away games without a win in December 2009.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Watford

Manchester City

Last five games

LDWWW

DWLWL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Quique Sánchez Flores

19

8

5

6

24

20

4

29

1.53

Manuel Pellegrini

95

62

15

18

222

95

127

201

2.12

 

Crystal Palace v Chelsea

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Crystal Palace wins

Draws

Chelsea wins

Crystal Palace goals

Chelsea goals

Overall: 13

2

2

9

10

26

At home: 6

1

1

4

3

9

Average Goals scored per Game

2.77

 

  • Chelsea have won nine and lost just two of the 13 Barclays Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace.
  • The last five Premier League meetings between these London rivals have all been won by a single goal margin, with three wins for the Blues and two for the Eagles.
  • Chelsea have scored just seven goals in their last eight Premier League London derbies.
  • However, the Blues have kept a clean sheet in eight of their last 11 London derbies in the Premier League.
  • Crystal Palace have lost four of their last five Premier League London derbies (W1 D0 L4).
  • Alan Pardew has won five of his last eight Premier League matches as a manager against Chelsea (W5 D0 L3).
  • On the last three occasions that Pardew has faced Chelsea in a Premier League home game as a manager his side have picked up the victory (Feb 2013, Nov 2013 & Dec 2014 whilst at Newcastle).
  • Guus Hiddink has lost just one of his 15 Premier League games as manager of Chelsea (W11 D3 L1), but this came in a London derby away from home (0-1 v Spurs in March 2009).
  • Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last three Premier League home games (W2 D1); the last time that they went four unbeaten in a row at Selhurst Park in the competition was in Feb 2014.
  • Chelsea are winless in their last seven Premier League away games (L4 D3) and their only league win on the road this season came back in August (3-2 at WBA).

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Crystal Palace

Chelsea

Last five games

DDWWD

DDWLL

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Alan Pardew

266

102

55

109

331

381

-50

361

1.36

Guus Hiddink

15

11

3

1

26

11

15

36

2.40

 

Everton v Tottenham

Head-to-Head Record - Results

Games

Everton wins

Draws

Tottenham Hotspur wins

Everton goals

Tottenham Hotspur goals

Overall: 47

8

17

22

46

66

At home: 23

5

10

8

19

22

Average Goals scored per Game

2.38

 

  • The Toffees have won none of their last six Barclays Premier League meetings with Spurs (D3 L3).
  • Spurs have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five Premier League meetings with Everton.
  • Romelu Lukaku has scored 11 goals in his last 10 appearances for Everton (all competitions).
  • Lukaku has scored in each of his last five Premier League games at Goodison Park (seven goals in total).
  • Ross Barkley has scored (6) or assisted (7) 13 Premier League goals in 2015-16, more than his previous four Premier League campaigns combined (10).
  • Harry Kane scored 27 Premier League goals in 2015, more than any other player in the competition.
  • Last season, 16 of Harry Kane's 21 Premier League goals came after the New Year.
  • Tottenham will be looking to win their opening Premier League game of the calendar year for the sixth successive season.
  • Everton have won just three of their last 12 Premier League games (W3 D5 L4).
  • Tottenham will be looking to win four successive Premier League games for the first time since January 2014.

 

Overall Recent Form

Recent League Form

Everton

Tottenham Hotspur

Last five games

LWLDD

WWWLD

 

Managers records - All-time

All-time English Barclays Premier League Record

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

PTS

PTS/P

Roberto Martinez

247

77

71

99

310

392

-82

302

1.22

Mauricio Pochettino

111

47

33

31

164

134

30

174

1.57

 

 

 
 
 

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